Responder profile

ArcGIS Mission Responder users must sign in to their ArcGIS Enterprise portal before they can access their missions (see Access ArcGIS Mission Responder for details). After signing in to Responder, you can access your Responder profile by tapping the connection status icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

Your Responder profile contains information about your version of Responder and about ArcGIS Mission as a whole. It includes settings that allow you to change how you or your device interact with the mission.

You can find the following on your Responder profile screen:

  • User name
  • Sign out
  • Connection status
  • Location settings
  • Background messages (Android only)
  • Notification Settings (iOS only)
  • About Mission Responder
  • Web help

The default options are recommended for most users. It is recommended that you do not change them without direct instruction from your organization or administrator. Doing so may impair Responder functionality.

User name

This displays your name and the user name assigned to you in your organization's ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

Sign out

The sign out option on your profile page is the only place you can sign out of Responder. Signing out closes your active mission and returns you to the home screen. However, your portal URL is stored and may be selected again for future sessions.


For Android users, closing the app does not sign you out.

Connection status

ArcGIS Mission Responder can operate in four different statuses which dictate what tools and features users have access to. These statuses are:

  • Connected, Active: This indicates that the user is connected to ArcGIS Mission Server and broadcasting their location. This is the status most users typically operate in when actively participating in a mission.
  • Connected, Inactive: This indicates that the user is connected to ArcGIS Mission Server but is not yet broadcasting their location. This is typically seen when users have entered the mission overview from the mission list.
  • Connected, Peer-to-Peer: This indicates that the user is not connected to ArcGIS Mission Server but is still broadcasting their location and is maintaining a connection to other Responder users. For more information, see Peer-to-peer.
  • Disconnected: This indicates that the user is not connected to ArcGIS Mission Server or any network that would allow for peer-to-peer communication.

Your connection status is always displayed on your profile icon while Responder is open and dynamically updates as your connection status changes.

Location settings

The location settings page allows you to change your location reporting strategy. This changes the rate at which the app reports your location to the mission server and therefore the interval of time your location is updated in the mission.

The following reporting strategies are available:

  • Static rate — This option sets your location reporting interval at a constant rate.
  • Dynamic rate — This option changes your location reporting interval based on your movement speed. The faster your movement, the more frequently the app reports your location, down to a preset minimum interval.

These settings can affect battery life and server functionality under certain circumstances.

Background messages (Android only)

Android users have the option to determine the way the app behaves while in the background. These settings allow you to toggle on or off whether you will send your location tracks and receive messages if the app is in the background.

  • Always — Report your location and receive message traffic as long as Responder is installed.
  • When device is in use — Report your location and receive message traffic only while the device is active.
  • When app is in use — Report your location and receive message traffic only while the ArcGIS Mission Responder app is active.

Notifications Settings (iOS only)

This setting allows iOS users to choose whether they will receive notifications of message traffic when the app is in the background. Opening this menu takes users into the Settings app on their iOS device.

About ArcGIS Mission Responder

Tap this page to display detailed information about ArcGIS Mission Responder, including the app's version number, build, and other information. You can also provide feedback about the app.

Web help

Tap the Web help tool to open a link to the product documentation from your mobile device.